License plate readers a double-edged sword for NY village

By Michael Balsamo Associated Press FREEPORT, N.Y. — When this Long Island village switched on its "ring of steel" last fall, it knew it was getting a potent policing tool. The system of 27 cameras would scan the license plate of every single vehicle that rolled into town. If a wanted criminal drove through, the system would sound an alert. If someone burglarized a house, the data could …
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U of Cincinnati hires police consultant after fatal shooting

Associated Press CINCINNATI — The University of Cincinnati has hired an outside consultant for nearly $400,000 to review its police department for reforms in the aftermath of an officer's fatal shooting of a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate. That consulting firm, New York City-based Exiger, said it plans to use a 12-member team of policing experts to assess …
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3 killed after brief police pursuit in San Francisco streets

Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Three people died in a fiery crash after a car fleeing authorities crashed into a taxi in San Francisco streets, officials said Sunday. California Highway Patrol spokesman Officer Vu Williams said the brief chase Saturday night began after an officer tried to pull over the driver of a white Chevrolet sedan seen rotating in circles in the middle of a neighborhood …
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